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I used to have a 2008 Prius and when getting new tires my father measured the wheel well and determined I could get larger tires than the door jam specified I could get. This gave me better traction in snowy and rainy weather (helpful where I live). I no longer have that car and now have a 2010 Corolla that needs new tires. My father has since passed away and I have no clue how to measure the wheel well or what those measurements would mean in regards to tire sizes. So I'm hoping someone experienced with 2010 Corollas can tell me if a 205/60r16 tire would fit this car? The car is rated for 195/65r16. Thanks!
 

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I used to have a 2008 Prius and when getting new tires my father measured the wheel well and determined I could get larger tires than the door jam specified I could get. This gave me better traction in snowy and rainy weather (helpful where I live). I no longer have that car and now have a 2010 Corolla that needs new tires. My father has since passed away and I have no clue how to measure the wheel well or what those measurements would mean in regards to tire sizes. So I'm hoping someone experienced with 2010 Corollas can tell me if a 205/60r16 tire would fit this car? The car is rated for 195/65r16. Thanks!
205/65/R16 is the standard size for the corolla and matrix. I'm currently running 205/55/R16 for my winter tire size. And in the summer Im running a 225/45/R17

I think the largest you can run is 225/55/R18. I'm sure someone else will chime in and verify.

But the 17inch wheel.. For me. Is large enough.

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I used to have a 2008 Prius and when getting new tires my father measured the wheel well and determined I could get larger tires than the door jam specified I could get. This gave me better traction in snowy and rainy weather (helpful where I live). I no longer have that car and now have a 2010 Corolla that needs new tires. My father has since passed away and I have no clue how to measure the wheel well or what those measurements would mean in regards to tire sizes. So I'm hoping someone experienced with 2010 Corollas can tell me if a 205/60r16 tire would fit this car? The car is rated for 195/65r16. Thanks!
The Corolla uses a slightly larger stock size than your 2nd Gen 2008 Prius. I have a 2010 3rd Gen Prius and a 2009 10th Gen Corolla. The Corolla uses the following tire sizes.

195/65R15
205/55R16
215/45R17 OEM size but a little small
225/45R17 Proper 17" size
205/50R17 Good 17" winter tire size because it's narrower
225/40R18

The proper diameter tire size is 25.0" for the Corolla. The 205/60R16 tire is too tall at 25.7" diameter. This will throw off the speedometer and make the car feel slower. The 195/65R16 is even taller at 26.0" since that is the proper size for the 15" wheel. You could do a 195/60R16 since that tire size is 25.2" in diameter and is a small enough difference. I have that size on our 2010 Prius right now.
 

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205/65/R16 is the standard size for the corolla and matrix. I'm currently running 205/55/R16 for my winter tire size. And in the summer Im running a 225/45/R17

I think the largest you can run is 225/55/R18. I'm sure someone else will chime in and verify.

But the 17inch wheel.. For me. Is large enough.

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The 205/65R16 is too big. The proper size is a 205/55R16 as you said you are using. A 225/55R18 would be huge and way too big for a Corolla. That size is 27.7" diameter which I'm not even sure will fit. The proper diameter is 25.0" and the proper 18" size would be a 225/40R18.
 

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The 205/65R16 is too big. The proper size is a 205/55R16 as you said you are using. A 225/55R18 would be huge and way too big for a Corolla. That size is 27.7" diameter which I'm not even sure will fit. The proper diameter is 25.0" and the proper 18" size would be a 225/40R18.
Thank you for the corrections.

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